Blog #1532: Toy Reviews: Transformers: Bumblebee: Energon Igniters Power Plus Series Wave 1 (Bumblebee Camaro, Bumblebee VW, Optimus Prime)

Transformers: Bumblebee: Energon Igniters Power Plus Series Wave 1 (Bumblebee Camaro, Bumblebee VW, Optimus Prime)

Energon Igniters Nitro Series and Energon Igniters Power Plus Series toys come with an Energon Core that can be used to propel Nitro Series, Power Plus Series, Power Series, and Speed Series toys. They also deploy weapons on all but the Speed Series. Energon Cores are interchangeable.

Bumblebee (Camaro)

Vehicle Mode: Bumblebee’s windows aren’t all painted. Typical Hasbro. Doesn’t look bad though. Looks pretty cool with the weapons deployed.

Robot Mode: His robot mode doesn’t look terrible if you ignore the giant yellow slab of plastic its mounted on. Unfortunately, that can’t be ignored.

Bumblebee (VW)

Vehicle Mode: Bumblebee looks great in his VW Bug mode. Amazingly, they painted all his windows. I’m not a fan of his armored mode. It flips up the entire back of the car just to deploy a cannon on each side. Leaves him looking kind of weird.

Robot Mode: VW Bumblebee’s robot mode is better than the Camaro, but still isn’t really great. His worst problem is the enormous chest.

Optimus Prime

Vehicle Mode: Optimus Prime’s vehicle mode isn’t bad. I just wish they had painted his smokestacks silver. That would have made a huge difference. I love his Energon Igniter deployed cannons.

Robot Mode: He’s not great in robot mode, but we’ve had far worse Optimus Prime’s in the past.

Overall: The Energon Igniter feature doesn’t really do much for me. I’d have rather seen the action features built right into the toys. Having said that, they are pretty average for a movie toy line.

Thanks for reading!


About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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